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Bouncing Back from Bankruptcy – Part 1

In 2011, 22,388 North Carolinians that filed for non-business bankruptcy according to the American Bankruptcy Institute. Filing for bankruptcy is a personal and difficult decision many Americans have to make every year. Often, it can leave you feeling guilty and depressed. Other times, this feeling passes and it can give you immense relief that you […]

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Motorcycle Safety in North Carolina

There are many laws out there that are implemented to protect motorcyclists. In North Carolina, lawmakers took it a step further by making drivers who endanger motorcyclists punishable by law. The Motorcycle Safety Act is such a law. It went in effect on December 1, 2011 and it established penalties for drivers of vehicles who […]

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North Carolina DWI Laws

Recently, the Supreme Court of the United States heard arguments on a case that could affect how DWI traffic stops are conducted in the United States. Tyler McNeely, a Missouri resident, was stopped for speeding in October 2010 and a suspected DWI. When McNeely refused a breathalyzer, the arresting officer took him to the hospital […]

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Vehicle Tag and Tax Changes for 2013

If you own a car in North Carolina, you should be familiar with the state’s unique property taxing and vehicle registration collection methods for motor vehicles. Up until recently, the NC DMV was responsible for collecting the fees associated with keeping your vehicle properly registered in the state, while the County Tax Departments were responsible […]

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Criminal Consequences of Car Accidents

Many types of accidents can happen on the road, from fender benders to serious collisions. In 2010, there were an estimated 5,419,000 motor vehicle crashes, killing 32,885 and injuring 2,239,000 across the United States. The consequences for the parties involved can be devastating. Medical treatment expenses, an increase in insurance premiums, and the stress of […]

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